Friday, March 1, 2019

Chouteau Elementary Culture Day

Deb participated with several other Ethnic Enrichment Commissioners at the Chouteau Elementary's Culture Day.  She brought a culture box table and did storytelling in 30-minute sessions.
Kindergarten (two sessions): Where the Wild Things Are, Something from Nothing, Fourth Grade (two sessions):  "The Magic Leaf", "Firefighting in Chelm", Third Grade (one session):  "Firefighting in Chelm", "The Window Shutters of Chelm". 

The kids sat on the mat in the background of the photo, and looked at the photos of Israel on the table.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lee's Summit MLK Celebration

Deb brought the Israel craft table to the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance to the Lee's Summit event.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Novy Goad

Israel Spirit assisted the new representative from Israel, Daniel, in putting on the first Novy Goad (Russian New Year) celebration at the JCC.  We made malabi, and other people made the Israeli and Russian food.  We did all the serving (except for the salads on the tables):  Erin and TJ served the Israeli food (hummus, pita, salads, vegan quiches and the malabi), and Regina and served the Russian food (caviar on blini/crepes).
Deb and Maria kept the tables supplied and did cleanup in the kitchen when it was over.  It was a well-attended event, and Daniel was ecstatic with its success.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Missouri Extension/4-H outreach

Deb did some outreach at the MU Extension office in Harrisonville, MO for their 4-H group.  The kids were doing a global foods program, and I did a little food demo and provided malabi (with lemon or pomegranate syrup, and pistachios or coconut topping) for the kids.
Deb demonstrated the stable emulsion that lemon and olive oil forms.  Did the kids understand?  At least the teachers did!
And she brought an information table and talked to kids and parents about Israel.
The kids then made their foods from around the world and we all had supper.  Of course, they had dessert first (the malabi).

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Linden West Elementary School Ethnic Fair

We participated in a small event in Gladstone, MO.  Deb set up the table and Maria took over.  We were sited next to an Israeli couple with Hanukkah things, and had some nice interactions.